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Counseling and Consultation Services

Overview of the Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

Training Year: July 18, 2022 - July 14, 2023

Butler University's Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) offers an APA-accredited doctoral internship program in Health Service Psychology that provides a core of supervised training experiences in a university counseling center.  These experiences are designed to enhance the intern's development as a health service psychologist with a generalist training and with a high level of competence and versatility in the provision of mental health services. Interns will learn competencies for being Health Service Providers in psychology in a university counseling setting.  They will also learn skills for working across a continuum of psychological health concerns, from personal growth issues to more severe psychopathology.

At CCS, interns participate in individual and group therapy, assessment, consultation, outreach, crisis intervention, intakes and supervision of Master's- and Doctoral-level practicum students.  One day per week will be devoted exclusively to training activities. These include weekly case staffing, didactic seminars, intern lunch/support, outreach supervision, group supervision and supervision of supervision. 

Time is allotted for research relevant to population needs and completion of interns' dissertations. In addition to dissertation time, interns collaborate with each other on a research project pertinent to CCS. 

During the pandemic, CCS has adjusted service delivery to be primarily in-person for fall semester 2021., Interns and staff work from the office unless personal circumstances dictate otherwise. 

The link for the video on this page, which was created by former interns, is not working consistently. IT is on the job, but if it is not working while you look over our site, please check back to watch it. We have an amazing space and our former interns do a great job of describing their experience with us!